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Lee

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Forem Page Use Cases

I have been thinking about extra functionality that I can include in a Forem without diverging from the main branch.

Here are some use cases I was thinking about:

  • A marketplace for trusted services recommended by my community.

  • Members only content, maybe some streaming video that can be accessed with credits (with money going to the creator).

I am aware that I can do this with pages as they let me include html/JavaScript and I could in theory access my own API for content based on certain conditions and access a noSQL table to pull information out of.

Is my thinking way off here?

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Ben Halpern

I am aware that I can do this with pages as they let me include html/JavaScript and I could in theory access my own API for content based on certain conditions and access a noSQL table to pull information out of.

Is my thinking way off here?

dev.to/codeland was built on pages.... So you're exactly right. You can pretty much do anything. You have access to current user, to the API, and everything any other page has.

I'd advise against anything which could get you into coding trouble early on, as we should be cautious not to break stuff in the early days, but yeah, this is very very extensible functionality.

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Thanks